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The year is 1999. The world's most popular television show is Smash T.V., an ultra-violent contest between two armed-to-the-teeth combatants, set loose in a series of deadly arenas that are filled to bursting with hordes of mindless beasts and killer robots. The aim of the game is to blast everything in sight and try to grab more cash and prizes than the other guy. Toaster ovens, VCRs, fancy cars and luxury holidays are there for the taking... for anyone who can survive long enough to enjoy them.

Smash T.V. is an insane shoot-em-up from the brain of Eugene Jarvis, creator of Robotron: 2084. It retains that game's frantic style of play and two-joystick control method, but adds plenty of gore, violence, a hint of satire and that all-important two player mode.


Smash T.V. SNES Spinning blades to kill the enemy
Smash T.V. Amstrad CPC Orbs
Smash T.V. Xbox 360 Blasting opponents...
Smash T.V. Amstrad CPC Say hello to Scarface

Promo Images

Smash T.V. Magazine Advertisement Back Cover
Smash T.V. Magazine Advertisement Inside Back Cover


Alternate Titles

  • "スマッシュTV" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Super Smash T.V." -- SNES/Genesis/Game Gear title
  • "Smash TV" -- Alternate spelling

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User Reviews

One of the goriest games I've seen. SNES powerstone05 (349)
A great conversion of a great arcade game Amiga Martin Smith (66928)

Critic Reviews

All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
64'er Commodore 64 Jun, 1992 9 out of 10 90
Mean Machines NES Jan, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Power Amiga Jan, 1992 81 out of 100 81 SNES May 31, 2019 8 out of 10 80
Power Play SNES May, 1992 78 out of 100 78
Retro Gamer Xbox 360 Feb, 2006 71 out of 100 71
Retro Archives Amiga Oct 18, 2017 12 out of 20 60
Retro Archives SEGA Master System Oct 18, 2017 6 out of 20 30
The Video Game Critic Genesis Dec 07, 1999 D 25


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1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Smash TV appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

BPjS/BPjM index

On June 30, 1992, Smash T.V. was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.


  • Commodore Format
    • January 1992 (Issue 16) - Cf's all time Top Ten Essential Mega Games
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Shoot-'em-ups
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #33 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
    • October 1995 (Issue 61) – The Top Ten C64 Games of all Time

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